Emily Mann’s Play Annulla Runs Off-Bway, May 4-June 11

May 8, 2006 – by BWW News Desk

Edmund Gaynes and West End Artists Company present the off-Broadway premiere of Annulla by Emily Mann. Performances begin May 4 and continue through June 11 at the The Theatre at St. Luke’s (308 West 46th Street), with opening night set for May 14 at 7pm. Pamela Hall directs Eileen De Felitta as Anulla and Neva Small as The Voice of Emily, the Interviewer.

“Award-winning playwright and director Mann wanted to record a relative’s personal remembrance of the Holocaust, which proved too difficult due to a language barrier. She found, however, Annulla Allen, a vibrant woman who had a rich and fascinating history of living as a Jew under the Nazi regime, yet ‘passing’ as an Aryan. In Anulla, Mann had a learned, eloquent spokesperson with a treasure trove of stories to tell and a hunger for truth. Always doing something, scattered in many directions, her past as a Survivor informs everything she is and does,” state press notes.